Help the Christmas Spirit Last All Year!

Each year, caring members of the community provide Christmas gifts for all of the youth in our care. Many of these youth have never had a reason to enjoy the holidays. They have never lived in a loving family and may never have even received a gift.

But Village children need help throughout the year too. Our goal is to help provide books, toys, bicycles, and other recreational items to allow our kids to feel like “normal kids.” Because they ARE normal kids.

For Boys and Girls Ages 8-13

  • Bikes and helmets (new or in good condition)
  • iPod shuffles (Helps the kids feel safe when others are acting out because they can block out the noise)
  • Headphones (Earbuds don’t work in the kids’ tiny developing ears. Over the head headphones for small people works best)
  • One-person tents

Books grades 3-8 including:

  • LeapFrog Leapster books for beginner readers
  • I Survived books
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Hank Zipzer books
  • Goosebumps books
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Thrones and Bones
  • Rain Reign
  • Hatchet
  • Chronicles of Narnia

For Teenage Boys

  • Basketball hoop
  • Bikes, scooters, longboards
  • Books: science fiction and humorous
  • MP3 Players
  • Headphones

For Teenage Girls

  • Books
  • Board games or puzzles
  • Supplies for crafts
  • DVDs (PG13 or PG)
  • Badminton set
  • Bean bag chairs

Sub-for-Santa sponsors provide gifts for a child and/or financial contributions to underwrite a child’s Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity to directly affect the life of a Village child. Your generosity shows that someone cares for their well-being, that they are important. Please consider joining our Sub-for-Santa drive this holiday season.

If you would like to become a Sub-for-Santa, please contact Justin Anderson at (801) 272-9980, or by email at Or if you prefer, a financial contribution will go toward providing gifts or direct-care services to a Utah Youth Village child or family.

You may also send your donation by mail to Utah Youth Village, 5800 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.

Thank you!